Fr. Charles Allen, Chaplain 

Fr. Charles Allen is an Episcopal priest who has served GraceUnlimited since 2004. Rather than providing all the answers, he prefers to ask a lot of questions, and he welcomes yours, too. You'll often find Father Charles at Starbucks in Atherton Union, sitting in on a music or religion class, or occasionally teaching a class in the Religion Department. He also enjoys singing and is a member of the Butler Chorale. 

Rachel Harrod

Rachel Harrod is a senior at Butler University studying religion and political science. She is the current president of GraceUnlimited. She is regarded at Butler for her interfaith work, highlighted by her membership on the Butler Interfaith Council (2017-18). She was the spearhead member for involving GraceUnlimited with social justice work on campus and the Indy area. Rachel looks forward to continuing engaging discussion at our midweek gathering, CONNECT. Rachel is also heavily invested in work for Kisa Outreach, a nonprofit organization in Uganda providing essential care and need for at risk children in the heavily impoverished communities of rural Uganda.


Jack Denger

Jack is a senior Arts Administration major at Butler. He has been involved in GraceUnlimited since his sophomore year, and has since regularly attended Connect and Common Worship, as well as the annual trip to Dolly Sods Wilderness. Jack holds a passion for spirituality and community and loves to watch the community grow. Outside of GU, Jack plays trumpet in the Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps.


Cassie Almendras

Cassie Almendras is entering her fourth year at Butler University as a second year pharmacy student.  She is a committed member to GraceUnlimited and is eager to develop as a growing leader.  She values the GU community and is passionate about diversity, connectivity, and social justice.  In her free time she loves researching food, cooking, and practicing yoga.



Katherine Benson

Katherine is a senior at Butler double majoring in Biology and Psychology. The community she’s found in Grace Unlimited has allowed her to get to know her faith and herself more deeply, and she’s excited to share that experience with others. Katherine is passionate about acceptance and open mindedness within communities of faith. Outside of GU, Katherine is a team captain for Butler’s Ethics Bowl team and does behavioral neuroscience research.


Elizabeth Schmidt

Elizabeth is a senior at Butler double majoring in Music Education and Clarinet Performance with a minor in Spanish. The GU community has allowed her to strengthen her own faith and beliefs by listening to others with an open mind, and she hopes to promote inclusivity and diversity this year as a member of the leadership team. Outside of GU, Elizabeth is a clarinet teacher at the Butler Community Arts School and a member of the National Association for Music Education.


Jake Small

Jake Small is a junior at Butler University who studies Anthropology and is interested in philosophy, literature, music, faith and interfaith dialogue. He is a member of Army ROTC and plans to graduate college and commission as an Army officer in 2020. Jake loves both sharing his own and hearing other people’s perspectives and world views, which is a big part of why he is involved with Grace Unlimited and the CFV. Some of Jake’s favorite contemplative readings have come from Joseph Campbell, process theologians, and Sri Chinmoy.